Autumn Spice Cookies

Recipe by Buck Bannister

A spice cookie with its one spice that tastes like a whole palette of spices! It's perfect for getting ready for those cool Autumn nights. With a cup of spiced Chai tea you'll be in spice islands heaven!


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. maple extract
  • 3-4 tbs. granulated sugar for rolling

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, honey and maple extract and beat on medium speed until combined.
  3. In separate bowl whisk together the flour, soda, salt, and allspice.
  4. With mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture beating after each addition.
  5. Finish combining ingredients with a wooden spoon and shape cookies into balls using a 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons cookie scoop. Roll the balls in the granulated sugar and place on baking sheets. (Note: cookies spread so on a standard half sheet pan do 3 rows of 3 to avoid the cookies touching when baking.)
  6. Bake until cookies are browned on edges and tops are crackled - about 10-12 minutes. It's better to under bake these than over bake!
  7. Allow cookies to cool on pan for about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies